Tips for Madame Tussaud’s London
I think it is helpful for a first timer to Madame Tussaud’s London to know just exactly what to do to get there and how to buy tickets et al as we certainly needed that information.
Getting a Madame Tussaud’s Ticket
The fabulous thing we discovered is that if you’re only going to Madame Tussaud’s and not interested in anything else, then one adult ticket to Madame Tussaud’s London would cost GBP 29. That is about RM180 for one ticket entry. But if you get a package deal which is what we got, you pay GBP 55 for a visit to FOUR tourists sites including Madame Tussaud’s London, the London Eye, SEA Life Aquarium and The Shrek Adventure. There was an option to exchange The Shrek Adventure for The London Dungeons but the girls were too afraid to go there so we settled for The Shrek Adventure. It sounded SO unappealing to me, The Shrek Adventure, that I told them if we didn’t go there, it was OK. We were still getting a good deal for GBP 55 for 3 places since every place individually would have cost GBP20-30 anyway. But what do you know, The Shrek Adventure turned out to be the BEST site out of all four!!!
Never judge a book by it’s cover, I say.
If you are staying at a hotel, get the hotel to make you a booking online so that they can print out the ticket for you. You will need to plan your visits of all 4 places if you get this package because Madame Tussaud’s MUST come first, not the other 3 sites. After you visit Madame Tussaud’s London, then you have 3 months to visit the rest of the 3. Awesome, right? All you need to do is bring your printed ticket to any of the sites and you will be allowed entry.
When you arrive at Madame Tussaud’s London, don’t just blindly follow the queue outside. They have several lanes for different purposes. Go straight up to any person who looked like they worked for Madame Tussaud’s London and show them your ticket. They will guide you to exactly which lane you need to go to and you will be nicely surprised that you do not have to join that long queue outside Madame Tussaud’s London. Phew. But as you enter Lane 2 to get indoors, you will find that there is another queue inside already LOL. No worries. It goes pretty quick, maybe 20-30 minutes if you were one of the last ones on the snake queue.
How to get to Madame Tussaud’s London
If you were taking the London Underground, then you’d want to make your way to the Baker Street Station. From there, take a left as you hit Baker Street all the way down and take another left till you see a huge green dome. THAT is Madame Tussaud’s London.
If you were taking a bus, you could google your current location to Madame Tussaud’s London and the London TFL (transport for London) site would be able to show you exactly which buses to take to Madame Tussaud’s depending on where your exact location is.
It is possible to walk to Madame Tussaud’s London if you are staying within London Zone 1. We were at the Hilton Hyde Park and really could have walked it but didn’t. Hahaha. Our excuse? It was too cold! Seriously, it was.
Time taken in Madame Tussaud’s London
It typically takes about 2-3 hours to finish the entire museum unless you want to take a photo with every single wax statue. We didn’t. Some tips I would advise you before going is that each wax status has eyes looking at a certain direction so it would make sense if you got your camera to the position of exactly where their eyes were looking or you would end up with photos of Nicole Kidman looking right and you looking left – a weird photo. If that suits you then fine. There are a lot of people in Madame Tussaud’s London from all over the world so expect to wait your turn for each statue which is a pain but thankfully it takes only a few seconds for everyone to get their shots with their favourite public figure. Another tip in taking photos with the wax statues is to be creative. Instead of just standing and smiling, can you imagine just standing and smiling for 30 different wax statues? Come on! Get creative! This is going to be your Madame Tussaud’s London memory!! So before going to Madame Tussaud’s London, practise 30 different unique poses you could do in front of the mirror so you get the best pictures with your favourite movie stars. Make it funny. Make it spectacular. Make it unique.
Interesting Bits at Madame Tussaud’s London
Apart from just taking photos with wax statues, there are bits of history of Madame Tussaud’s herself and how this wax figurines thing all came about. Very interesting to learn and watch and observe as it is history after all with art thrown in. The 4D movie was my favourite because I had never been for a 4D movie before. OK, even if I have, I have forgotten and that’s how terrible my memory is these days. It was exhilarating, scary and super fun because there are moments when the experience freaks the living daylights out of you. I won’t tell you exactly what it is because that would only spoil your fun. On the way out, there was a lovely snack booth selling chocolate apples and strawberry and marshmallows, chocolate fondue. Of course I had to stop to pander to my 2 girls wishes but did not have any myself. They were expensive!
So that marks our fun morning at Madame Tussaud’s London. I hope this helps you somewhat failing which you could always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.